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US energy secretary to promote energy management schemes
US energy secretary to promote energy management schemes

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Steven Chu, the US energy secretary, is set to visit India and China in order to promote cooperation on energy management schemes, it has been announced. The US department of energy explained that Mr Chu will be on his trip between November 12th and 18th and on the Chinese section of ...

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Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are
Schemes that reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions"

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Initiatives that aim to reduce carbon emissions are "win/win/win solutions" for the natural world, it has been asserted. Deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Richard Jones made his comments at a global district energy symposium in Copenhagen in recent days. The sector expert recognised six communities for their efforts ...

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Energy-saving building exhibition opens in Arizona
Energy-saving building exhibition opens in Arizona

Wednesday 11th November 2009

An event billed as the world's largest exhibition of green building technology gets underway in Phoenix today (November 11th). Hosted by the US Green Building Council, Greenbuild will bring more than 20,000 representatives from the construction and energy-saving industries to Arizona. The exhibition floor is set to feature over 1,800 booths, while ...

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EU pressing for
EU pressing for "ambitious" treaty to reduce carbon emissions

Wednesday 11th November 2009

Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, the EU has announced that it is pushing for an international treaty that is "global, ambitious, comprehensive and legally binding". In a statement, the body said that energy saving initiatives need to be put in place in order to keep the ...

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Copenhagen must be
Copenhagen must be "the start" of an energy management process

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is set to take place in Copenhagen next month, must represent "the start" of a new energy management process, it has been asserted. Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith made his comments as the body held its annual conference, stating that Britain needs to take ...

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New publication aims to
New publication aims to "add momentum" to Copenhagen

Wednesday 11th November 2009

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the launch of a new publication that it hopes will help "add momentum" to the energy management debate ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month. In a statement, the body explained that World Energy Outlook 2009 (WEO-2009) aims to outline ...

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Energy management initiatives will
Energy management initiatives will "completely" change the UK economy

Friday 6th November 2009

Energy management initiatives that are designed to reduce carbon emissions and enhance green credentials will have a fundamental impact on the entire economy of the UK in the future, according to one sector expert. Andrew Raingold, deputy director of the Aldersgate Group, made his comments after the publication of a report ...

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Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'
Energy-saving building operations 'key to climate change control'

Thursday 5th November 2009

Energy-saving building operations play an important role in the control of climate change, one industry expert has stated. Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive and founding chair of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), made his comments as Fireman's Fund Insurance Company announced that its buildings have been accredited by the body. The ...

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New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin
New energy-saving complex being created in Dublin

Thursday 5th November 2009

Work is underway on a complex in the docklands of Dublin that makes use of energy-efficient building materials and construction techniques. In an article for the Irish Times, Frank McDonald explains that a 2,000-seat theatre is one of the structures in Grand Canal Square, which is nearing completion and has elements ...

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UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive
UK manufacturers join energy efficiency drive

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Drinks firm Britvic and road surface manufacturer Tarmac are among the first companies to join a new UK initiative known as the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA). Launched by the Carbon Trust, the £15 million project aims to substantially cut costs and reduce carbon emissions in the British manufacturing sector by ...

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Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey
Saving energy is priority for business buyers, says survey

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

The installation of energy-saving initiatives is becoming an increasingly important issue for people making business acquisitions, according to a new report. Research from BusinessesForSale, an online marketplace of available companies, revealed that green projects are now more of a priority than staffing and IT issues for many buyers. According to the website, ...

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Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's
Energy-saving convenience store unveiled by Sainsbury's

Monday 2nd November 2009

British supermarket firm J Sainsbury is set to open a new Local convenience store featuring a number of innovative energy-saving measures. The company estimates that the outlet in Bath will save approximately 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 15 years, as well as establishing "a benchmark for future ...

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Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures
Canadian businesses recognised for energy-saving measures

Friday 30th October 2009

Businesses in London, Ontario, are being encouraged to sign up for a new collaborative effort to reduce energy consumption and recognise good sustainable practice. Unveiled by the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council, the EnergySaver Recognition Programme is designed to encourage and support energy conservation and efficiency in the Canadian city, LondonTopic reports. According ...

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Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'
Green IT 'must stay on the agenda'

Friday 30th October 2009

The recession should not provide IT departments with an excuse to push energy-saving initiatives off the agenda, it has been claimed. According to silicon.com, green measures have been "dropping down the list of IT priorities" since the onset of the economic downturn, with a recent survey by the website finding that ...

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Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade
Cardiff's Senedd building receives energy rating upgrade

Friday 30th October 2009

The Senedd building, home of the National Assembly for Wales, is now officially one of the most energy-efficient public structures in the UK. Situated in Cardiff Bay, the building recently had its Display Energy Certificate rating upgraded from a C to a B in recognition of its impressive green credentials. Energy-saving features ...

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Energy efficiency projects boost business in South Dakota
Energy efficiency projects boost business in South Dakota

Thursday 29th October 2009

Various energy-saving projects undertaken in the US state of South Dakota could lead to more jobs being created in the area. That is the opinion of Matt McGovern, South Dakota's director for Repower America, who observed that for every $1 million invested in energy efficiency, 16 jobs are created, the Argus ...

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Energy-saving business conference to take place in Bahamas
Energy-saving business conference to take place in Bahamas

Thursday 29th October 2009

Business leaders and energy experts will meet to discuss energy efficiency solutions for the private sector at an event in the Bahamas next month. Taking place at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on November 12th and 13th, the Bahamas Energy Conference and Expo is set to feature speeches from government officials, ...

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Green buildings 'make financial sense'
Green buildings 'make financial sense'

Thursday 29th October 2009

A growing number of businesses in Portland, Oregon, are recognising the financial benefits of energy-efficient buildings. This is according to a report from the Oregonian, which reveals that many firms looking to rent office space in the city are now seeking commercial premises with green building certification. One of Portland's most high-profile ...

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Homebase switches off lights for energy-saving initiative
Homebase switches off lights for energy-saving initiative

Wednesday 28th October 2009

UK hardware chain Homebase has adopted a simple approach to saving energy - turning off store lights whenever the sun comes out. According to the Daily Telegraph, the firm's owner Home Retail Group launched the 'switch if off' campaign 12 months ago and is asking outlets to help reduce its carbon ...

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San Diego building 'set standard for energy efficiency'
San Diego building 'set standard for energy efficiency'

Monday 26th October 2009

Ongoing attempts to make commercial structures in San Diego, California, more energy efficient are inspired by the pioneering efforts of the city's Ridgehaven Building. This is according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which describes the three-storey, 73,000 sq ft office building as "a showcase for energy efficiency". In 1999, the Ridgehaven Building ...

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Energy-efficiency project helps 'green' grocers save money
Energy-efficiency project helps 'green' grocers save money

Wednesday 21st October 2009

A new energy-saving initiative is enabling grocery stores in the state of Wisconsin to boost their earnings. According to the Journal Sentinel, the Green Grocer Program is a voluntary certification scheme devised by Better Environmental Solutions and a local utility company. To encourage businesses to adopt a greener approach, the project gives ...

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UK councils make switch to energy-saving lighting
UK councils make switch to energy-saving lighting

Wednesday 21st October 2009

Local authorities in the West Midlands region of the UK are reducing their energy use by embracing new technology, it has emerged. The Express & Star reports that councils in Wolverhampton and Dudley have opted to set a green example by replacing outmoded street lights with energy-saving alternatives. In Wolverhampton, 10,000 street ...

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British pub owners receive energy-saving advice
British pub owners receive energy-saving advice

Tuesday 20th October 2009

Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises (S&NPE) has urged its members to cut expenditure with the use of green lighting solutions. The public house operator, which runs over 2,000 licensed premises in partnership with business individuals throughout the UK, said that pubs currently waste between £1,500 and £5,000 a year due to ...

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Florida office puts energy-saving technology on display
Florida office puts energy-saving technology on display

Monday 19th October 2009

An engineering consultancy based in Tallahassee, Florida, has turned its headquarters into a showcase for the latest energy-saving innovations. The H2Engineering office building is the first structure in the area to be awarded Gold status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) scheme, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Following a $1.62 ...

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ICT 'can make businesses more energy efficient'
ICT 'can make businesses more energy efficient'

Monday 19th October 2009

Businesses should view information and communications technology (ICT) as a vital tool in the energy efficiency process. This is according to Clark MacFarlane, managing director of Siemens IT Solutions and Services, who told the Daily Telegraph that ICT has the potential to make a major impact on energy-saving projects in the ...

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